13 Photo Collages That Show How Our World Has Changed in the Blink of an Eye

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Technology, society, and culture have been changing so fast recently, that we’ve almost had no time to think over those changes. But when we compare the photos of our lifestyle from 10 to 15 years ago, those turns of the tide become evident. We changed the way we raise our kids, and the way we communicate, work, and have fun. And we can’t wait to see what lies ahead of us.

Remember how we used to take selfies with digital cameras back in the late 2000s?

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This is how the Dubai marina has changed since 2007.

The onscreen image of the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella has also gone through some dramatic changes.

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The image of a top model has become more diverse over the past years.

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Celebrities are now choosing riskier, eye-catching, and even crazy Met Gala looks.

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Many kids have switched from traditional toys to gadgets.

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We used to hail a taxi by waving our hands only a decade ago, and today we can call a taxi using a smartphone app.

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We needed to go to a DVD rental store to rent a new movie back in the late 2000s, and now new movies can be found on our smartphones.

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Our headphones have “lost” their wires. No more tangles!

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Major smartphone functions have moved onto our wrist watches.

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Robots have evolved as well.

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Many of us now work remotely, and our offices can look any way we want.

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Girl in the second picture, can you at least bring a power bank so you can continue working when your laptop’s battery dies?


More and more people are choosing to look more natural on their social media.

Our world is constantly changing and here we put together a list of things and habits that are definitely worth leaving in the past.

Please note: This article was updated in May 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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